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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216949/in-vitro-evaluation-of-bioremediation-capacity-of-a-commercial-probiotic-bacillus-coagulans-for-chromium-vi-and-lead-ii-toxicity
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Pranoti Belapurkar, Pragya Goyal, Anand Kar
INTRODUCTION: The bioaccumulation of heavy metals including chromium (VI) (Cr (VI)) and lead (II) (Pb (II)) causes fatal toxicity in humans. Some naturally occurring bacterial genera such as Bacillus and Pseudomonas help in bioremediation of these heavy metals and some of the species of Bacillus are proven probiotics. However, no study has been conducted on Bacillus coagulans, which is a proven probiotic species of genus Bacillus. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of the present study was to assess the potential of a proven probiotic, B...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214935/promotive-role-of-5-aminolevulinic-acid-on-chromium-induced-morphological-photosynthetic-and-oxidative-changes-in-cauliflower-brassica-oleracea-botrytis-l
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Rehan Ahmad, Shafaqat Ali, Fakhir Hannan, Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Iqbal, Zaidul Hassan, Nudrat Aisha Akram, Saliha Maqbool, Farhat Abbas
Chromium (Cr) is among the most toxic pollutants in the environment that adversely affect the living organisms and physiological processes in different plants. The present study investigated the effect of 15 mg L(-1) of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) on morpho-physiological attributes of cauliflower (Brassica oleracea botrytis L.) under different Cr concentrations (0, 10, 100, and 200 μM) in the growth medium. The results showed that Cr stress decreased the growth, biomass, photosynthetic, and gas exchange parameters...
February 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210896/maximum-availability-and-mineralogical-control-of-chromium-released-from-aod-slag
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Junguo Li, Bao Liu, Yanan Zeng, Ziming Wang, Zhiyuan Gao
AOD (argon oxygen decarburization) slag is the by-product in the stainless steel refining process. Chromium existing in AOD slag can leach out and probably poses a serious threat to the environment. To assess the leaching toxicity of chromium released from AOD slag, the temperature-dependent maximum availability leaching test was performed. To determine the controlling mineralogical phases of chromium released from AOD slag, a Visual MINTEQ simulation was established based on Vminteq30 and the FactSage 7.0 database...
March 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195202/application-of-pristine-and-doped-sno2-nanoparticles-as-a-matrix-for-agro-hazardous-material-organophosphate-detection
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Naushad Khan, Taimur Athar, H Fouad, Ahmad Umar, Z A Ansari, S G Ansari
With an increasing focus on applied research, series of single/composite materials are being investigated for device development to detect several hazardous, dangerous, and toxic molecules. Here, we report a preliminary attempt of an electrochemical sensor fabricated using pristine Ni and Cr-doped nano tin oxide material (SnO2) as a tool to detect agro-hazardous material, i.e. Organophosphate (OP, chlorpyrifos). The nanomaterial was synthesized using the solution method. Nickel and chromium were used as dopant during synthesis...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190680/effect-of-waste-addition-points-on-the-chromium-leachability-of-cement-produced-by-co-processing-of-tannery-sludge
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Dongsheng Shen, Minrui Huang, Huajun Feng, Na Li, Yuyang Zhou, Yuyang Long
The effect of adding position for tannery sludge in a co-processing cement rotary kiln on the chromium leachability of the cement produced was assessed in laboratory scale. Cement clinkers and pastes were produced and evaluated based on analysis of the cement quality, characterization of the clinker crystalline phases, and extraction toxicity of heavy metals in the resulting cements (using the toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP) and the Chinese GB/T 30810-2014 standard). It was found that the amount of sludge added (up to 0...
February 9, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182578/review-of-heavy-metal-accumulation-on-aquatic-environment-in-northern-east-mediterrenean-sea-part-i-some-essential-metals
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Ayşe Bahar Yılmaz, Alper Yanar, Ela Nur Alkan
All pollutants can reach the aquatic environments and the levels of heavy metals in upper members of the food web like fish can reach values many times higher than those found in aquatic environment or in sediments. Although heavy metals are essential or non-essential, all heavy metals are potentially harmful to humans and most organisms at some level of exposure and absorption. Marine organisms are good indicators for long-term monitoring of metal accumulation. The present review study is for evaluation of the data from previous studies about the toxic effects of selected heavy metals, like essential metals (copper, zinc, iron, chromium, and manganese), on seawater, sediment, and in different tissues of aquatic animals (demersal and bentic fish, invertabres) collected from different areas in Northern East Mediterrenean Sea since the 1990s...
February 9, 2017: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174087/adsorption-and-kinetic-studies-on-the-removal-of-chromium-and-copper-onto-chitosan-g-maliec-anhydride-g-ethylene-dimethacrylate
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M R Gopal Reddi, T Gomathi, M Saranya, P N Sudha
The present work was designed to remove toxic metals chromium and copper using the double grafted copolymer Chitosan-g-Maleic anhydride-g-ethylene dimethacrylate. The graft copolymer was synthesized through chain polymerization reaction using ceric ammonium nitrate as the initiator. Prepared Chitosan-g-Maleic anhydride-g-ethylene dimethacrylate was used in order to remove the heavy metals chromium and copper from aqueous solutions of 200ppm/L concentration proceeding batch adsorption process by varying the parameters such as adsorbent dose, contact time, pH and initial concentration of the metal solution...
February 4, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157612/remediation-of-hexavalent-chromium-contamination-in-chromite-ore-processing-residue-by-sodium-dithionite-and-sodium-phosphate-addition-and-its-mechanism
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Yunyi Li, Andrew B Cundy, Jingxuan Feng, Hang Fu, Xiaojing Wang, Yangsheng Liu
Large amounts of chromite ore processing residue (COPR) wastes have been deposited in many countries worldwide, generating significant contamination issues from the highly mobile and toxic hexavalent chromium species (Cr(VI)). In this study, sodium dithionite (Na2S2O4) was used to reduce Cr(VI) to Cr(III) in COPR containing high available Fe, and then sodium phosphate (Na3PO4) was utilized to further immobilize Cr(III), via a two-step procedure (TSP). Remediation and immobilization processes and mechanisms were systematically investigated using batch experiments, sequential extraction studies, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153528/incorporating-toxcast-and-tox21-datasets-to-rank-biological-activity-of-chemicals-at-superfund-sites-in-north-carolina
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Sloane K Tilley, David M Reif, Rebecca C Fry
BACKGROUND: The Superfund program of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established in 1980 to address public health concerns posed by toxic substances released into the environment in the United States. Forty-two of the 1328 hazardous waste sites that remain on the Superfund National Priority List are located in the state of North Carolina. METHODS: We set out to develop a database that contained information on both the prevalence and biological activity of chemicals present at Superfund sites in North Carolina...
January 30, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131541/cobalt-toxicity-after-revision-total-hip-replacement-due-to-fracture-of-a-ceramic-head
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J M Pelayo-de Tomás, C Novoa-Parra, P Gómez-Barbero
Symptomatic cobalt toxicity from a failed total hip replacement is a rare, but devastating complication. Potential clinical findings include cardiomyopathy, hypothyroidism, skin rash, visual and hearing impairment, polycythaemia, weakness, fatigue, cognitive impairment, and neuropathy. The case is presented of a 74year-old man in whom, after a ceramic-ceramic replacement and two episodes of prosthetic dislocation, it was decided to replace it with a polyethylene-metal total hip arthroplasty (THA). At 6months after the revision he developed symptoms of cobalt toxicity, confirmed by analytical determination (serum cobalt level=651...
January 25, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127691/toxic-metals-in-tissues-of-fishes-from-the-black-sea-and-associated-human-health-risk-exposure
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Gabriel Plavan, Oana Jitar, Carmen Teodosiu, Mircea Nicoara, Dragos Micu, Stefan-Adrian Strungaru
The anthropogenic activities in the Black Sea area are responsible for toxic metal contamination of sea food products. In this study, several toxic metals: cadmium, lead, nickel, chromium, and copper were quantified in different tissues (digestive tract, muscle, skeleton, skin) of nine fish species (Neogobius melanostomus, Belone belone, Solea solea, Trachurus mediterraneus ponticus, Sardina pilchardus, Engraulis encrasicolus, Pomatomus saltatrix, Sprattus sprattus, Scorpaena porcus) by using atomic absorption spectrometer with a high-resolution continuum source and graphite furnace technique (HR-CS GF-AAS), and the risk of fish meat consumption by the young human population was evaluated...
January 27, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114963/neuropsychiatric-symptoms-following-metal-on-metal-implant-failure-with-cobalt-and-chromium-toxicity
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Ben Green, Emily Griffiths, Solomon Almond
BACKGROUND: There were at least 31,171 metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants in the UK between 2003 and 2011. Some of these were subject to failure and widescale recalls and revisions followed. METHOD: This is a presentation of ten cases (mean age 60 years) where we evaluated neuropsychiatric morbidity following metal-on-metal hip implant failure and revision. Implants were ASR total hip replacement (acetabular implant, taper sleeve adaptor and unipolar femoral implants) performed between 2005 and 2009...
January 24, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110709/chromium-vi-contact-dermatitis-getting-closer-to-understanding-the-underlying-mechanisms-of-toxicity-and%C3%A2-sensitization
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Jeroen Buters, Tilo Biedermann
Various haptens trigger innate immune pathways and/or induce cytotoxicity as a part of sensitization. Adam et al. decipher in vitro the mechanisms by which chromium(VI) induces inflammation, the likely prerequisites for toxicity, sensitization, and allergic contact dermatitis against chromium(VI). Importantly, and in line with other observations, chromium(VI), but not chromium(III) (or Ni(II)), induces mitochondrial reactive oxygen species accumulation. Mitochondrial reactive oxygen species in turn activate the NLRP3 inflammasome, allowing increased IL-1β processing and secretion, which likely underlies both chromium(VI)-induced cutaneous toxicity and sensitization...
February 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094156/removal-of-toxic-metals-during-biological-treatment-of-landfill-leachates
#14
T Robinson
Progressive implementation of the European Water Framework Directive has resulted in substantial changes in limits for discharges of heavy metals both to watercourses, and to sewer. The objective of this paper is to provide original, real, full-scale data obtained for removal of metals during aerobic biological leachate treatment, and also to report on studies carried out to look at further trace metal removal. Polishing technologies examined and investigated include; the incorporation of ultrafiltration (UF) membranes into biological treatment systems, the use of ion exchange, and of activated carbon polishing processes...
January 13, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088571/theophylline-assisted-eco-friendly-synthesis-of-ptau-nanospheres-at-reduced-graphene-oxide-with-enhanced-catalytic-activity-towards-cr-vi-reduction
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Ling-Ya Hu, Li-Xian Chen, Meng-Ting Liu, Ai-Jun Wang, Lan-Ju Wu, Jiu-Ju Feng
Theophylline as a naturally alkaloid is commonly employed to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. Herein, a facile theophylline-assisted green approach was firstly developed for synthesis of PtAu nanospheres/reduced graphene oxide (PtAu NSs/rGO), without any surfactant, polymer, or seed involved. The obtained nanocomposites were applied for the catalytic reduction and removal of highly toxic chromium (VI) using formic acid as a model reductant at 50°C, showing the significantly enhanced catalytic activity and improved recyclability when compared with commercial Pt/C (50%) and home-made Au nanocrystals supported rGO (Au NCs/rGO)...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088020/sulphur-alters-chromium-vi-toxicity-in-solanum-melongena-seedlings-role-of-sulphur-assimilation-and-sulphur-containing-antioxidants
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Madhulika Singh, Bishwajit Kumar Kushwaha, Samiksha Singh, Vipin Kumar, Vijay Pratap Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad
The present study investigates modulation in hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI) 25 μM] toxicity by sulphur (S; 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 mM S as low (LS), medium (MS) and high sulphur (HS), respectively) in Solanum melongena (eggplant) seedlings. Biomass accumulation (fresh and dry weights), photosynthetic pigments, photosynthetic oxygen evolution and S content were declined by Cr(VI) toxicity. Furthermore, fluorescence characteristics (JIP-test) were also affected by Cr(VI), but Cr(VI) toxicity on photosystem II photochemistry was ameliorated by HS treatment via reducing damaging effect on PS II reaction centre and its reduction side...
December 27, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087233/anti-diabetic-effects-of-inonotus-obliquus-polysaccharides-chromium-iii-complex-in-type-2-diabetic-mice-and-its-sub-acute-toxicity-evaluation-in-normal-mice
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Cong Wang, Zhongqin Chen, Yuxiang Pan, Xudong Gao, Haixia Chen
Polysaccharides are important bioactive ingredients from Inonotus obliquus. This study aimed to synthesize and characterize a novel I. obliquus polysaccharides-chromium (III) complex (UIOPC) and investigate the anti-diabetic effects in streptozotocin (STZ) induced type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) mice and sub-acute toxicity in normal mice. The molecular weight of UIOPC was about 11.5 × 10 (4) Da with the chromium content was 13.01% and the chromium was linked with polysaccharides through coordination bond...
January 11, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081365/visualizing-arsenate-reactions-and-encapsulation-in-a-single-zero-valent-iron-nanoparticle
#18
Lan Ling, Wei-Xian Zhang
A nanostructure-based mechanism is presented on the enrichment, separation, and immobilization of arsenic with nanoscale zero-valent iron (nZVI). The As-Fe reactions are studied with spherical aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (Cs-STEM). Near-atomic resolution (<1 nm(3)) electron tomography discovers a thin continuous layer (23 ± 3 Å) of elemental arsenic sandwiched between the iron oxide shell and the zerovalent iron core. This points to a unique mechanism of nanoencapsulation and proves that the outer layer, especially the Fe(0)-oxide interface, is the edge of the As-Fe reactions...
January 31, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077780/editor-s-highlight-exposure-to-crvi-during-early-pregnancy-increases-oxidative-stress-and-disrupts-the-expression-of-antioxidant-proteins-in-placental-compartments
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Sakhila K Banu, Jone A Stanley, Kirthiram K Sivakumar, Robert J Taylor, Joe A Arosh, Robert C Burghardt
Epidemiologic studies document relationships between chromium VI (CrVI) exposure and increased risk of spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, preterm birth, and neonatal death in pregnant women. Environmental contamination with CrVI is a growing problem both in the United States and developing countries. CrVI is widely used in numerous industries. This study was designed to understand the mechanism of CrVI toxicity on placental oxidative stress and antioxidant (AOX) machinery. Pregnant mother rats were treated with or without CrVI (50 ppm K2Cr2O7) through drinking water from gestational day (GD) 9...
February 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068401/advantages-of-synthetic-noise-and-machine-learning-for-analyzing-radioecological-data-sets
#20
Igor Shuryak
The ecological effects of accidental or malicious radioactive contamination are insufficiently understood because of the hazards and difficulties associated with conducting studies in radioactively-polluted areas. Data sets from severely contaminated locations can therefore be small. Moreover, many potentially important factors, such as soil concentrations of toxic chemicals, pH, and temperature, can be correlated with radiation levels and with each other. In such situations, commonly-used statistical techniques like generalized linear models (GLMs) may not be able to provide useful information about how radiation and/or these other variables affect the outcome (e...
2017: PloS One
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